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A conservative anti-North Korean activist holds a placard calling for the release of detained US missionary Kenneth Bae following a protest against the North Korean regime, in Seoul on Febraury 16, 2014. Rare talks between the rival Koreas ended on an even rarer note of agreement February 14, allowing an under-threat reunion for divided families to go ahead and fuelling hopes of further constructive engagement.  (Photo by ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Americans Held in North Korea Whisked Back Home

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.

11/08/2014

Twitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.

02/06/2014

President Obama is under fire about reports the NSA listened to phone conversations of allied world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Alexey Filippov /Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Report: Obama To Curtail NSA Eavesdropping On World Leaders

The White House may be ready to announce a stop to the eavesdropping on allied world leaders.

10/29/2013

It's not just the federal government intercepting your communications. It could be a nosy relative or jealous partner. (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

McClatchy News Asks If US Spied On Their Reporter

The McClatchy news organization is asking Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about allegations U.S. intelligence agencies monitored cellphone calls between a McClatchy freelance reporter and his sources in Afghanistan.

07/30/2013

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

McConnell: NSA Programs Are Legal, Snowden Should Be Fully Prosecuted

The Senate Republican leader says the National Security Agency programs are legal and subject to rigorous oversight as he questioned the motivation of the private contractor who leaked information about the surveillance operations.

06/11/2013

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